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Erwin Ortmann passed away peacefully on May 2, 2014.
He was born on January 24, 1925, in Berlin, Germany.
Erwin is survived by his wife, Renate; stepdaughter Alexandra Landers; and her husband, John.
He immigrated to the United State in 1961 and lived in California. Upon discovering the beauty of the Olympic Peninsula, the couple moved to Sequim, where they have lived since 1992.
Erwin enjoyed sailing his 32-foot Islander around the San Juan Islands. He loved sailing so much that upon retiring from the sport, he donated his beautiful sailboat to the Port Angeles YMCA sailing program.
The family would like to thank Dr. Lyndes, the wonderful staff of Sherwood's special-needs unit and the nurses at Assured Hospice of Clallam & Jefferson Counties for their care during his last days.
We also want to thank his many friends and caregivers for their kind support over the last few years.
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on May 11, 2014